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Community Colleges in Austin to Keep An Eye For In 2016
The Right College Finding the right college doesn’t use a formula. It is a matter of understanding your career goals, learning about what colleges have to offer, and then finding the one the best matches your requirements. There are a number of community colleges in Austin that can provide the education you need. Here are a few you should keep an eye on in 2016.
Austin Community College If you are looking for a two-year college that is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission, take a look at Austin Community College. It strives to offer flexible and affordable ways of obtaining an education, transferring, or furthering your career. Austin Community College has a far reach; its 11 campuses serve over 43,000 credit students as well as 15,000 students in non-credit programs. Areas of study cover a wide range of subjects, including accounting, biotechnology, anthropology, speech, pre-medicine, real estate, and more. They also offer GED programs and adult continuing education, technical programs, plus they can help with scholarships, financial, and educational advising.
ITT Technical Institute ITT Technical Institute in Austin is committed to students develop the skills and knowledge needed for promising career fields. These include electronics, drafting and design, criminal justice, business, information technology, nursing, health sciences, and more. At ITT Technical Institute, instructors emphasize the need to develop problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills. Class sizes are manageable, and allow for the same schedule every week during each semester to provide flexibility for students. They also provide some online fields of study, such as an MBA, Bachelor, Associate degree programs in drafting and design as well as business. Finally, this community college also offers job hunting strategies to help you enter the workforce easily.
Southern Careers Institute For more than 50 years, Southern Careers Institute (SCI) has provided quality education and career training with the mission of giving their students the skill set they need in the workforce. SCI offers many programs in high-demand industries that are projected to increase steadily over the next decade. These areas of study include pharmacy technician, medical assistant, medical billing, administrative assistant, and business. Your training involves a balanced combination of hands-on guidance and classroom instruction, with internships for a real-world experience. At their main campus in Austin, you can find many of their fantastic student services such as:
Financial services by a knowledgeable team of aid representatives.
SCI Edge, which helps students and graduates find employment in their field by matching them with the employers who need their specific skills.
IT services for current students to facilitate communication and coursework.
Finally, SCI’s career placement counselors will help you complete your resume, streamline your interview techniques, and find employment.
It’s Your Journey Every ounce of education you obtain after finishing high school increases your earning potential. But education does more than that. It lets you access new skills, meet new people, and opens up a wider range of opportunity. The community colleges in Austin above can offer those aspects, setting the stage for your professional and personal success.
"Just finished school for welding. Had the best experience with Southern Careers Institute, and had a lot of fun with my buddies. Already working at SpaceX. SCI is the place to be guys! Don't wait any longer, sign up!”
Enrique H. Welding
"I recently achieved my dream of becoming a CDL driver, passing my CDL exams at our local DMV in Edinburg. Mr. Gonzalez was such a great instructor, even though it was raining I passed with flying colors!”
Juan L. Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator
“I made a complete career change when I started my training at Southern Careers Institute. I needed a stable career to continue providing for my growing family. SCI provided me with the medical terminology and know how that I needed to understand and acquire a career in the medical field. SCI taught me that it doesn’t matter where you are in life right now; you always have room to advance and learn.”
Denise S. Medical Assistant
“I am extremely grateful for the assistance I received from SCI’s Career Services team. I enjoy where I work and what I do. SCI has helped me succeed in life by getting me the necessary education and by making me a stronger and more confident person.”
“Once I graduated from SCI, I had a sense of accomplishment that helped me through the job search process. SCI provided me with the opportunity to brush up on my skills, extend my accounting knowledge, and they boosted my self-confidence. I went to work two days after my last day of school.”
Annette D. Business Accounting
“When my youngest child graduated from high school, I told my husband that it was my time. I went back to school to change careers after spending 37 years in the business field. At SCI, the instructors are professional, and they care about what they are teaching you, as well as expect you to give 100% in return. I had problems understanding how to draw in syringes and give injections. I requested extra help from a knowledgeable instructor, and I was able to receive one-on-one training. Today, I draw injections for approximately 100 patients each week. I am very confident in what I’ve learned. SCI has given me the chance to do what I always wanted to do. Thank you for my education. I am doing wonderful.”
Bonnie M Medical Assistant
“I am now a certified Lab Tech. SCI helped me get an externship, and I came out with a job. After my little sister had cancer, I knew I wanted a career in the medical field that allowed me to help others. I am happy about what I do.”
Sidney B Medical Assistant
“The best place ever!! Ms.Tonia rocks she is the best teacher… I love going to school my time there is amazing.”
“Southern Careers went beyond my expectations. Very impressed. The assistance I got from Career Services is truly amazing. They really went out of their way to get me placed. They really care and I am grateful to all of them.”
“Southern Careers Institute totally surpassed my expectations. Once I finished school, the Career Services team helped me find a job. I would tell anyone thinking about starting career training that you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain. I wish I would have started my training sooner.”
* Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indictive of the possible job outcomes for future and current students. SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.